Columbia School District

English/Language Arts

Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.

—Lawrence Clark Powell

The documents below list each grade's units of study, timelines, and a brief description of what students will be learning. 

If you have any questions, please contact  Literacy Coach  Andrea Ortiz.

Wit & Wisdom

Wit & Wisdom is a comprehensive K-8 English/Language Arts (ELA) program. In addition to thorough coverage of Reading, Writing, and Language standards, hallmarks of the program include: 

ELA Curriculum Overviews 

Fundations (K-3)

Fundations is a phonics program for students in K-3 classrooms with a systematic approach for teaching the foundational skills in reading and spelling. It is a structured multisensory program with an emphasis on explicitly teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, high frequency words, spelling, and vocabulary. Fundations is used within the general classroom daily and provides students with consistent routines to help them learn and strengthen their decoding and spelling skills. It uses an integrated approach to teaching skills so that daily lessons teach and then reinforce corresponding skills.

Helpful Fundations vocabulary:

ELA K–3 Fundations Program